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How do the French pronounce Shiraz?

Leave it to Australia to butcher a beautiful French word like ‘shiraz’. We may be the largest producer of shiraz in the world but that doesn’t mean we say it correctly. Instead of our Aussie twang ‘shir-ahz’, the red wine variety is actually correctly pronounced ‘shi-raah’. As in rhymes with the song ‘que sera, sera’.

Is the Z silent in Shiraz?

It’s pronounced “Shee-RAZZ” in that Australian accent; here in the States the way people say it rhymes more with “pizzazz.” I also sometimes hear the second syllable a bit more softly, ending more in an “–oz” sound.

How do you pronounce the wine name?

Wines come from all over the world and that can make pronunciation tricky, having you thinking back to your high school Spanish, French, or Italian classes….More Wines Terms For Ordering.

Wine Name Pronunciation
Penedés pen-eh-DAIS
Pinot Bianco pee-noh bee-AHN-coh
Pinot Blanc pee-noh blahnk
Pinot Grigio pee-noh GREE-joe

What’s better Merlot or Shiraz?

Merlot is a milder, flavorful, medium bodied wine which showcases the fruit and is a better wine for beginner tasters. Shiraz is more full bodied, bold, powerful wine with earthy qualities of pepper, truffle and leather. It is more masculine, has more tannins, is dense, hearty and intense.

How do you pronounce shirah?

  1. Phonetic spelling of Shirah. shi-rah. SHIYRaa.
  2. Meanings for Shirah. It is a feminine name that is of Hebrew origin. It means melody, song.
  3. Examples of in a sentence. Eid al-Adha festival celebrated at Shirah village in Yemen. 2014 Shirah ‘Vintage – Non Vintage Whites’
  4. Translations of Shirah. Arabic : شيرة Russian : Шира

Is Cabernet A Shiraz red wine?

While both cabernet sauvignon (known as the “Prince of Grapes”) and shiraz usually produce big red wines, there are a few differences between the two. Where each variety is grown. Barossa cabernet is just as special, with different characteristics to a cool climate cabernet and its own distinctive aromas and flavours.

Is Shiraz dry or sweet?

Shiraz/Sweetness of resulting wine